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in maine, maryland and washington state will decide whether to legalize same sex marriage. if it passes in any of those three states, it would be the first time same-sex marriage was made legal by popular vote. it was legalized in six other states by legislation or court orders. and voters in colorado, oregon and washington will decide whether recreational use of marijuana should be legal. the proposals would allow adults to posess small amounts of pot that would be subject to state regulation and taxes. a legal battle with the federal government is expected if it passes in any of the states. >>stay with wgn for all your election coverage. we'll check in on the polls on the wgn news at five. then tune in for the politics tonight election special at 6 on cltv. the wgn news election special begins at seven. and as always you can follow all of our coverage online at wgn tv dot-com slash decision 20-12. >>next the true financial cost of this year's election. making it the most expensive ever. and, still to come this midday. why experts are warning consumers food prices are about to go
the president's home on the south side before the first family left the city to get back to washington. the president reached out to party leaders on both sides of the aisle to get a jumpstart on the tough work coming up. meanwhile, the enthusiasm at the hyde park neighborhood is much different today than four years ago supporters are happy and relieved that he won reelection and at the same time they say they expect better results during his second term in celebration of another win for the famous neighbor free breakfast this morning at the diner one of barack obama's favorite hyde park restaurants but as supporters enjoy the victory day expressed immediate concern the president won't get much done with the republican controlled house of representatives. about 100 enthusiastic supporters cheered and chanted hoping the president might come out and shake some hands they had to settle for a quick wave as his motorcade passed by at about 130 those we spoke with say they're happy one and are hopeful that his second term will be more productive. we will give him a little more time. >> i th
. >> the president faces a divided congress when he gets back to washington diners' offered a few suggestions >> i'm hoping he will address issues and k through 12 education. and put an end to all of the standardized testing. >> changes about working together. if we did not get together and change, this country does not have a chance >> back at his home he is just happy to be where the excitement is. we are opportunists. we are enjoying every moment. >> the president is not in that group. the first family is scheduled to leave that to 40 p.m.. there are clear signs that the president may be getting ready to move soon. we will keep you posted and let you know what happens. mitt romney thanked his wife ann, his running mate paul ryan, and his supporters, as he conceded the race late last night. called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his staff and campaign also deserves congratulations. i wish all of them well. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in getting our nation. he won't be our next vice president but congress
. is mounting, first reports of used campaign funds to decorate his $2.5 million washington home and now the latest bombshell being reported by the sun times the $40,000 in campaign cash was used to buy it prolix watch for a female acquaintancea rolex watch for a female friend. as soon as the sun times story broke there were multiple reports that the congressman who came into victory tuesday has long been working with the fed's on the plea deal that would bear him jail time. his name came up in 2008 and led to the conviction of gov rod blagojevich, jackson denied involvement and was never charged. >> jackson has also been romantically linked to washington hostess and model it's the totality of all that has been reported that his former political allies in his own district turning their backs. >> #1 it's humiliating for your wife but also for us that live in the second congressional district and i'm angry with him for that. >> we are told that he remains at the mayo clinic tonight where he is being treated for bipolar disorder. >> in chicago fire capt killed in the line of dilido thed
it's a big impact. >> the alderman points to the states of new mexico and washington which already give driving permits to undocumented immigrants there has been a 25% decrease in both drunk driving accidents and traffic fatalities they say a judge's issuing a temporary stay today preventing the city from granting a demolition permit to the women's hospital buildings reservationist sued to strike it down to withdraw landmark status but western university now owns the building and they say they want to tear it down. outrage over an ad on cta bosses the entire muslim message that is creating local controversy and more than two weeks after sandy president obama goes to new york to assess the damage and offer help. and chilly temperatures are going away for a while here in chicago. ♪ ♪ ♪ pop goes the world ♪ ♪ it goes something like this ♪ [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean with new tide pods... just one removes more stains than the 6 next leading pacs combined. pop in. stand out.some controversial ads are now on the sides of buses the b
proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg news, sandy may get washington moving on this again. the new c-e-o of chicago public schools has exactly one month, by law, to announce which schools will be shut-down or consolidated. the city has 681 schools. barbara byrd-bennett says 40 percent of them are under- utilized, and 20 percent are more than half empty. she believes it's key to listen to parents during the process of choosing which schools to close or combine. the chicago teachers' union says it's skeptical, but hopeful, c- p-s will listen to the community. some parents and community leaders are upset about a plan to convert a northwest side middle school into a marine academy. alderman roberto maldonado is proposing to convert ames middle school in logan square into a marine academy for seventh through 12-graders. the proposal would make ames the first military middle school in chicago and first neighborhood school to go military. it means students would have to wear the marine uniform to go to their neighborhood school. opponents accuse maldonado of
. concern over the budget debate in washington. more than 80 percent of hispanics aged 25 + do not have a bachelor's degree. lack of higher learning is bad for the american labor force. possibly having bigger implications for the overall economy. the growing population of hispanics will not be able to do fill higher-paying jobs. macy's is under pressure right now to tell donald trump that he is fired. customers urging the department store to ditch all of his branded apparel. more than a half-million people have added their names to a petition. objections to his attacks on president obama during the election campaign. still to come this midday we're waiting to hear from the president from the white house where he's set to address reporters. also ahead, former chicago bear richard dent joins us live in the studio after the break! australians and visitors to the land down under were treated to a rare sky show early today.. a total solar eclipse. the northern area of queensland was plunged into darkness for two minutes. as thousands of people gathered to watch. authorities warned the spe
those accusations. "the million muppet march" was held in washington d-c over the weekend. about 18-hundred people rallied on the capitol mall in support of funding for public broadcasting. it was a response to mitt romney's proposal to reduce funding for p-b-s and programs like sesame street. the corporation for public broadcasting's budget for this year is about 4-hundred- 45 million dollars. >>just ahead what analysts are predicting about the u.s. economy for the next four years, regardless of who wins the presidential election. and, still to come this midday. why gas prices are taking a big plunge. and later in lunchbreak: a cajun tw [ "i'm only human" plays ] humans -- sometimes life trips us up. and sometimes, we trip ourselves up but that's okay. at liberty mutual insurance we can "untrip" you as you go through your life with personalized policies and discounts when you need them most. just call... and speak with a licensed representative about saving on your policy when you get married move into a new house... [crash!] or add a car to your policy. don't forget to ask
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